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after the pope, the cleanup. a live look at the ben franklin parkway where crews are beginning to dismantle the
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altar. the place where the pope said mass yesterday. we'll have more on the crews' efforts to get the streets back open this morning. a live look at the ben franklin bridge which turned into a pedestrian walkway this weekend. a little bit foggy out there. what you need to know for your monday morning commute is coming up. good morning. welcome back to "nbc 10 news today." i'm rosemary connors. many roads have been shut down over the past week, definitely this weekend. this morning a lot of them are back open. things are beginning to get back to normal. we check in now with jessica boyington. >> the good thing is a lot of these roadways are way ahead of schedule. so, what you need to know heading out in philadelphia today, a lot of good news. the schuylkill expressway is open, city avenue is open since last night, 95 is open, but still exit ramp is blocked off at callowhill. the ben franklin bridge completely open, no longer just a pedestrian bridge. all of the roads in new jersey leading up there that were blocked are now open so you have
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access. for the vine street expressway, that is open but the exit ramp from center city are actually closed. exit 6 up to the ben franklin bridge. so if you're on the vine street expressway you can take exit 6 to get to the bridge so far for the morning. as for this traffic box no real word when the box will completely be lifted. it's a gradual process as cleanup is under way. i spoke with matt delucia, he actually confirmed for me some barricades are removed but police are patrolling so we do not want to say any of the box on the outside is open yet. good news at 3:00, the city has provided taxi stands in the box to move people around. the parking restrictions remain in effect until the areas are cleared so look for signs. you don't want to get your car towed. >> let's check in with meteorologist brittney shipp. we saw that fog in those cameras a few moments ago. going to clear soon? >> we're going to see patchy fog for the next few hours.
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it will clear up. 59 in the poconos, 63 allentown, low 60s in pottstown, 66 right now in philadelphia, 64 in wilmington. it's a little bit warmer for us in the poconos, up 13, allenton a warmer start and even philadelphia seeing a warmer start to the morning. our city planner shows that the beginning of a warming trend. we'll push into the 80s today and tomorrow. by 10:00 a.m., 71, a look at 1:00 p.m., 79, so it's going to be a warm lunch hour. a mix of sun and clouds, then a chance of a few stray showers moving into the forecast for today. a closer look at your satellite/radar shots, we are going to track the showers but i'm tracking a more rainfall that's coming up in the full forecast. >> happening now, we are talking trash so to speak. every piece of paper, every bottle, wrapper, whatever you left behind on the ben franklin
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parkway, after the papal visit is being cleaned up. matt delucia is live this morning along the parkway. fill us in on what's happening. >> reporter: rosemary, it doesn't look too bad. a lot of the trash has been cleaned up. we saw the street sweepers out here and a lot of the workers here as well. jessica talked about the traffic box. we have seen some vehicles make their way through in addition to police vehicles coming through this area. so it doesn't appear that the box is open, right there at the parkway, it is not open. a lot of the barricades are out there, even the police vehicles have to go around some of these fences that are still up. and here to the right you can see some of the generators are out there. so a lot of work has to be done to dismantle what was out here just 12 hours ago. you got to imagine, 12 hours ago, this area was filled with
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people. and now it is pretty much quiet. just dead silence with the exception of truck engines running and the sound of fences crashing to the ground as they try to take everything apart. i spoke with a couple of people who are on the way to work now. one woman is on the way to the hospital to go back to work this morning. she can't drive so she's walking. take a listen to what she had to say about her trek so far. >> just tell me how it's been getting through the streets. >> it's been a little struggle to get to work. like all the way around, but it's fine. it's a nice walk. >> ever seen it like this before? >> no. it's like a zombie apocalypse movie. >> reporter: am can't put it better myself. seems like that out here for sure. but a lot more to be done. a lot of workers behind the
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scenes getting everything down trying to get these reopened. we'll be up getting you through and another live look throughout the hour. i'm live in center city, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." >> we'll check back with you. thank you, matt. the images of pope francis traveling down the parkway, his motorcade slowing that he could wave to the crowd, they are all part of philadelphia history. ♪ the choir sang and the philadelphia orchestra performed as the fop arrived at eakins oval. he made his way to the altar. the pontiff's homily focused on the importance of family. >> in my own home do we shout or do we speak to each other in love and tenderness.
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that's a good way of measuring our love. how beautiful it would be if everywhere and even beyond our own borders we could appreciate and encourage this prophecy and this miracle. >> during the liturgy 500 priests distributed communion to the crowd. can't get enough of this. before the mass the pope greeted an adoring crowd. he took his time stopping to bless and kiss several babies and children along the way. did you capture some special moments with the pope? maybe selfies or pictures of him and his pope mobile. see it, share it, connect with us through the nbc 10 app.
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we'd love to see your pictures. use #popeinphilly. >> we're staying on top of breaking news. a man was shot during a home invasion in lower moreland montgomery county. this happened before midnight along philmont avenue. the victim went to the hospital. take a look at the scene. this is after the home invasion and shooting. police are still looking for a suspect. investigators tell us that the suspect was wearing a mask. that's about as much as we have. we are still working to get an update on the victim's condition. the masses traveled to center city to see the pope, so how did mass transit fare? >> all septa passengers. >> new numbers in about how many
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people took septa this weekend. a super moon and lunar eclipse. did you see it last night? the reason why you may not have seen it and the next chance you'll get at catching a glimpse of this phenomenon. i'm tracking lots of changes as we head into your work week. we'll see temperatures climbing into the 80s and rain moves in. a cold front, i'll go over the details in the seven-day forecast.
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>> good morning. temperatures expected to warm above average into the high 70s and low 80s. yesterday's high 71 degrees we are also tracking a chance of stray showers. a bit of patchy fog if you're waking up with us in philadelphia or south jersey. future weather shows the clouds are going to stick around, even thicken overnight and by tomorrow we'll see our best chance of rainfall.
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moderate downpours spektsed from the poconos to the lehigh valley and reading, parts of lancaster county, chester county, this is going to continue throughout tuesday. then as we push into wednesday that's when we'll see a cold front approaching. and area of low pressure working its way up from the stout and that's going to give us widespread rainfall most of the day. we could see a soaker on wednesday. and then for today our temperatures range between 78 and 81. cloudy with a chance of showers and warmer. after a warming trend and unsettled week. a rainy week. cooler temperatures, cooling things down after warming things up. we'll drop in the 60s by the middle part of your work week. your seven-day forecast is coming up in a bit. quarter to 6:00 on this monday morning. some people have off from work, others off from school. the philadelphia public school system, they are off today. the rest of us you are back at it on a monday morning. let's check in with jessica boyington.
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she's got us up to speed on the roads, especially considering a lot was shut down because of the pope. >> a lot was shut down. i want to look here at the schuylkill expressway where we actually have cars on it. we're back in business today. this is around montgomery drive. so 12 minutes into the center city area from the blue route up to the vine street expressway. and what you need to know in philadelphia, a lot of changes from the weekend. again, we looked at the schuylkill. that's open, city avenue is open, 95 is open. the exit ramp at callowhill is blocked off. full access on the ben franklin bridge, no longer just a pedestrian bridge. the roads in new jersey up to that point are open. the vine street expressway is also open with all of the exits in the center city area closed. mass transit, normal service for new jersey transit and amtrak, patco on a saturday schedule. the rails on a saturday schedule. the trolleys, trains and bus on normal service.
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well, he went off script again, not surprisingly. pope francis made a surprise -- tens of thousands in fact. we'll explain why francis blessed this sculpture.
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>> all passengers going to jefferson station, please proceed up 12th street. >> after the papal mass the exit. making their way home from center city yesterday. we called septa wanting to get information about numbers. the transit agency says that they handled nearly 63,000 riders on the regional rails over the weekend. that means that just about half of the papal passes they sold before the weekend were actually used. pilgrims got on the broad street line to return to buses. some of the faithful said they never made it to mass. 5:47. a check of the traffic with jessica boyington. what are you seeing? >> we're going to start with mass transit. to get you to work where you got to go today. some small details that changed
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but everything is pretty much getting back to normal. as for new jersey transit, amtrak, resuming normal service. patco on a saturday schedule. and the 0 trolleys, trains and buses have normal service with enhanced at kinwood and wilmington newark lines. the vine street expressway looking live around 24th street. the westbound lanes, headed to the schuylkill expressway and currently no problems there. the exit ramp on the vine street no access off of them. the only way to get there is from the schuylkill expressway or 95. as you can see, the schuylkill is open, city avenue is open, 95 open, watch out the exit at callowhill is blocked. no problems from new jersey into philadelphia. >> stargazers got a chance to experience a rare moment in history last night. there was a total lunar eclipse of a super moon. it happened for the first time
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in 30 years and is considered the fourth and final blood moon, the moon appeared brighter and larger before the eclipse moves in and gives the super moon a reddish color. nasa says it will not happen again until 2033. it was a tough sight for some to see in our area because of the fog out there. also because of all of the clouds yesterday. we saw clouds this morning lingering around and will increase into the rest of the afternoon. i'm tracking warmer temperatures today, also a rainy week ahead for us. and then we'll cool things down as a cold front moves in, so we'll start the week in the 80s but by the middle of the week and the end of the week we'll stay in the 60s. so big changes on the way. 66 for us in philadelphia, our humidity at 90%, wind out of the northeast at 6 miles per hour.
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across the region, 66 in bensalem, low 60s in wes chess terse. 64 in dover and 61 in atlantic city. our satellite/radar shot shows a chance of stray showers that are going to move in. as we push into the rest of the afternoon. we have a better chance as we head into tomorrow morning throughout the day tomorrow. so here's a closer look at futurecast. a few pops uf precipitation closer to about 3:00 p.m. again, it won't be until tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. we have a better chance to see light rain and then eventually heavy downpours moving through the lehigh valley and the poconos and that's going to be closer to 7:00 p.m. then we're going to see an even better chance, the system gets more organized, an area of low pressure will move up plus a cold front until wednesday is going to be a soaker for our area, this is heavy rain moving into our late morning hours, lingering until about 6:00 p.m. as far as your highs around the region today, 71 in the poconos,
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80 degrees the high in quakertown, 79 in reading, 79 in doylestown, low 80s in mount holly along the shoreline. in the mid to high 70s and around the philadelphia area 80 degrees will be our high. 82 in swedesboro so warmer for us, temperatures between 78 and 81. cloudy with a slight chance of showers, seven-day forecast shows our temperatures drop into the 60s by thursday. >> have you wondered what happens behind the scenes here at "nbc 10 news today"? you can see for yourself and interact with us on the set. follow us using the app periscope. see what happens behind the scenes, our address is nbc philadelphia. talk about a scary moment for republican candidate carly fiorina. a backdrop malfunctioned at a campaign event in texas. what she's saying about this
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curtain collapse that would make her a good president. >> pope francis meets with baby pope. the message the holy father had for the pint size pope parents.
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to decision 2016. a new nbc poll shows the presidential race tightening for front-runners donald trump and hillary clinton. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows clinton has lost ground to bernie sanders. she leads him by just 7 points, a big drop. embattled over the e-mail controversy, the former secretary of state has acknowledged that the issue is not going away any time soon. meanwhile, the only other woman in the race, carly fiorina is gaining ground on donald trump. >> it means that krrl carly fio is doing a lot right at the same time hillary clinton is doing things wrong or the things they are trying aren't sticking. >> the latest poll shows donald
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trump in the lead on the gop side, fiorina jumped from the bottom rung to third place, tied with marco rubio at 11%. >> a scary moment for carly fiorina when a backdrop collapsed during a campaign event in texas. she was speaking at the national women's business conference in san antonio when the cloth fell to the ground. several women are seen rushing to shield fiorina. nobody was hurt. >> pope francis had a busy schedule during his two-day trip to philadelphia. one of his stops was the correctional facility in the northeast. the holy father arrived around 10:30. he sat in a chair that was made for him by some of the inmates. before sitting down he took a good look at the chair and then gave a thumbs up to the inmates who made it. after he spoke to the inmates, men and women, and their
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families. >> dear brothers and sisters, thank you for receiving me and giving me the opportunity to be here with you and to share this time in your lives. it is a difficult time, one full of struggles. i know it is a painful time not only for you but also for your families and for all of society. any society, any family, which cannot share or take seriously the pain of its children and views that pain as something normal or to be expected is a society condemned to remain a hostage to itself. pray to the very things that cause that pain. >> the pope went on to say that he was there as a pastor and brother to share in their situation and make it his own. after he addressed the inmates
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he shook their hands, stopped to speak to every inmate. the families were also there. pope francis shook each of their hands row by row and some got up to give him a hug. >> during the parade yesterday before the mass, he took time to stop and bless the grotto art project made of more than 30,000 white ribbons inscribed with a personal hardship. this was spear headed by a sister. it was inspire bid one of the pope's favorite paintings, mary undoer of knots. knots for the project has been gathered from around the world. we want to show you another moment from the papal visit. an infant dressed as a mini
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pontiff. a secret service agent brought the baby to the pope. the agent then returned the child to the mother not before telling the mother she had a sense of humor. you are watching "nbc 10 news." "nbc 10 news today" at 6:00 a.m. starts right now. the pope is gone. he arrived safely in rome earlier this morning. now it's time for philadelphia to get back to normal. >> top of everybody's mind is the traffic situation. and the cleanup along the ben franklin parkway. many roads are opening earlier than expected. one of them is the ben franklin bridge. we'll have details coming up as we help you navigate your morning commute. good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." let's get to first alert traffic
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reporter jessica boyington to fill us in on what's open and what's still closed. >> rosemary, a lot of good news. road closures lifted very early for most -- for the most part. the schuylkill expressway, currently open. city avenue reopened last night. 95 is open but watch out for the exit around callowhill still blocked. the ben franklin bridge, completely open, all of the roads in new jersey leading up to that blocked off have reopened as well so. this vine street expressway is open but the ramps entering from center city are blocked off. your access to the vine street expressway either from the schuylkill or 95. but you can get off on exit 6 on the vine street expressway headed to the ben franklin bridge. for the traffic box, the only unfortunate thing there is no real word when the traffic box will be lifted. word from matt delucia who is out on the scene,ósy barricadese being cleaned up. police are still patrolling as well.

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